YEREVAN, Armenia ‒ Dr. Arusyak Harutyunyan, MD, MPH, Senior Researcher and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia (AUA)’s Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), was invited to Armenia TV’s morning program Good Morning to reflect on the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) and discus the tobacco control efforts in Armenia.
You can watch the program here.
Every year, on May 31, the world celebrates WNTD under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO), which aims to call public attention to the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
This year WNTD focuses on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people. Tobacco use is a well-known risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which kill more people than any other disease. About 17% of all heart disease deaths are due to tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure.
The AUA Gerald and Patricia Turpanjian School of Public Health works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.